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Comment & Response
September 9, 2019

The Potential for Machine Learning–Based Wearables to Improve Socialization in Teenagers and Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Author Affiliations
  • 1Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
JAMA Pediatr. Published online September 9, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.2966

To the Editor I read the article by Voss et al1 with great interest. With the rise in prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States, addressing the ASD-related concern of socialization deficits has become exceedingly important.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to play an increasingly prominent role in medicine and health care because of advances in computing power, learning algorithms, and the availability of large data sets (big data) sourced from medical records and wearable health monitors. The health care market for AI is increasing at a rate of 40% and is expected to reach $6.6 billion by 2021.2